“Biblical ‘ELECTION’ – 101” …Blog. [1/2]
*** (Mark 13:20-to-23) And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved. But for the ELECT’S sake, whom He has chosen, He has shortened the days.
(Mark 13:21) And then if anyone shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ! Or, lo, there! Do not believe him.
(Mark 13:22) For false Christ’s and false prophets will arise and will give miraculous signs and wonders in order to seduce, if possible, even the “ELECT”.
(Mark 13:23) But take heed; behold, I [Jesus] have told you all things beforehand.
*** (1Peter 1:2-3) “ELECT” according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the [Holy] Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
(1Pet 1:3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again; unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [John 10:17-18]
*** (Ephesians 1:2-to-5) Grace be to you, and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Eph 1:3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ;
(Eph 1:4) according as He [God] chose us in Him [Jesus] before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,
(Eph 1:5) having predestined us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Simple Election: You get One Vote; Satan gets One Vote; & Christ Jesus gets One Vote! Who wins the “Election”…? The One with the ‘Most Votes’…!
Yes, that is an ‘Over Simplified’… description of “Election”. In reality, Christ Jesus died for “All Mankind”… but “All Mankind”: will ‘NOT’ Accept: His Grace, Mercy & Love. They “Damn” themselves by their Rejection of His provision for Salvation. Knowing about Jesus: is Not “Election!” Knowing what the Bible says about Him: is Not “Election!” Knowing what your Church says about God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit: is Not “Election!” Memorizing Bible verses and being able to quote them: is Not “Election!” Remember the Pharisees, Scribes; Sadducees & Lawyers could do the same. And they Rejected Christ Jesus their Messiah! Only His “Elected” have His Holy Spirit. [Romans 8:9] Throughout these blogs, perhaps see what it says about “Election”…? Are the “MANY” below, “Elected or Not”…?
Did “Christ JESUS”… Say… “Some”… “Few”… or… “MANY”…?
He Christ, said… “MANY”…!
*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) NOT Everyone = who says to Me [Jesus], Lord! Lord! Shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will [Word] of My Father [God] in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) MANY = will say to Me [Jesus] in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then I [Jesus] will say to them = I never knew you! = Depart from Me, those working Lawlessness! [Many said they knew Him!]
False Christians – 101 Blog [1/4]
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written that “man shall Not live by bread alone; but by “Every” –> Word of God.” [Matt 4:4 & Deut. 8:1-2-3]
Do ‘You’ believe “Everything”… that ‘You’ hear from the Pulpit in your Church; “Yes or No”…? Do ‘You’ take your Bible and validate or invalidate; “Everything”; that your Church Denomination believes & teaches…? Whose side are ‘You’ on: “Anyway”…? When we all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ Jesus, “What will He use to judge us All”…? What your Church teaches or what “His Holy Word: Says”…? [John 12:48] Remember “All ‘Christian’ Denominations” are ‘Man Made’. They all ‘Say’ that they “Believe in Jesus & the Bible”. But why then is there so much disagreement…? Simply put: They like the Believers in them; “Simply Believe their Denominations, before they Believe God & His Holy Word…! They are in ‘Fact’: Serving Two Masters! Both cannot be Right: “Only the Bible is Absolute Truth!” Which “ONE” do ‘You’ believe…?
*** (Luke 16:13) No servant can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
*** (Acts 17:11) These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so. [Or NOT!]
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, the days come; says the Lord Jehovah, that I will send a famine in the land; not a famine of bread nor a thirst for water; but of = “HEARING” = the Words of the LORD Jehovah [The Holy Word of GOD].
*** (1Peter 3:15) but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason of the hope in you, with meekness and fear [of God];
*** (Romans 8:9) You, however, are not of the flesh but under the control of the Spirit; since God's [Holy] Spirit lives in you. And if anyone ‘does not’ have the Spirit of Christ, he does = ‘NOT’ = belong to Him.
*** (Jude 1:19) These be they who separate themselves, sensual: having NOT the [Holy] Spirit.
“Where do Christians go ‘Wrong?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Galatians 4:16) So then did I become your enemy; speaking to you the “Truth?”
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (1Jn 2:21) I have not written to you because you do not know the Truth; but because you know it; and know that -> ‘No Lie’ is of -> the Truth.
Understanding Bible Truth… is ‘Not’ of any academic or mental ability. Unless one is Born Again by the Holy Spirit: They will ‘Not’ understand the Bible. Consequently, Bible Truth cannot be taught ‘Academically’: because an Academic Understanding of the Holy Word of GOD… cannot change your “Evil Heart!” [1Corinthians 2:14] The Academic Jew of Jesus’ day, “Surely MISSED” what He had to say to them. So like today, “Most American Christians”, cannot take their Bible and “DEFEND”: what they ‘Believe!’ Simply Put: Can ‘You’ take your Bible and “Defend Everything” –> “You Believe”…? “Yes or No”…? If ‘You’ cannot defend it; knowing it is Truth from God: in your heart: “Why do ‘You’ then, share it with Others”…? [Isaiah 8:20]
*** (John 6:63-to-65) It is the Spirit that makes alive, the flesh profits nothing. The words that I [Jesus] speak to you are Spirit and are Life. [Eternal]
(John 6:64) But there are some of you who do ‘Not’ believe. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe; and who is the one betraying Him.
(John 6:65) And He [Jesus] said, Because of this I said to you that no one can come to Me unless it was given to him from My Father [God].
(John 6:66) From this time “MANY” of His disciples went back into the things behind: and walked no more with Him [Jesus].
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; so that I might not sin against You [Lord].
*** (Jeremiah 17:9-10) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
(Jer 17:10) I the LORD Jehovah search the heart, I try the reins, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
*** (Isaiah 26:10) Let favor be shown to the wicked; ‘Yet’ he will ‘NOT’ learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he will deal ‘unjustly’, and ‘Will Not’ behold the majesty of Jehovah the LORD.
*** (Proverbs 17:15) He that justifies the wicked; and he that condemns the just; even they both are abomination to the LORD. [1Corinthains 5:11-12-13]
*** (Psalms 66:18) If I regard iniquity in my heart; the Lord will ‘Not’ hear me:
*** (Proverbs 28:9) He that turns away his ear, from hearing the law; even his prayer shall be Abomination.
“Open ‘HEART’ Surgery – 101” …Blog.
While discussing “Election”… some of these questions arise.
1. If God foreknew who would accept Him, why did He create all of Mankind?
*** (Isaiah 55:8-9) For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the LORD.
(Isa 55:9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
2. Are some Elected… to be “Saved”: and some Elected to be “Damned”?
*** (Acts 17:30-31) Truly, then, God overlooking the times of ignorance, now He strictly commands all men everywhere –> “To Repent:,
(Act 17:31) because He [God] has appointed a day in which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by a Man [Christ Jesus] Whom He [God] appointed, having given proof to all by raising Him from the dead.
Christ Jesus also COMMANDED –> “Repentance!” [Luke 13:1-to-5 & Luke 24:47]
*** (John 6:44) No man can come to Me [Jesus], except the Father [God] which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
*** (John 10:16) And I have “Other Sheep” –> who are ‘not’ of this fold. I must also lead those; and they shall hear My voice: –> and there shall be one flock: one Shepherd.
“The ‘Other’ Sheep – 101” …Blog.
*** (John 5:39-40) You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life. And they are the ones witnessing of Me [Jesus],
(John 5:40) and you will not come to Me that you might have life.
*** (Psalms 98:2-3) The LORD Jehovah has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has unveiled to the eyes of the nations.
(Psa 98:3) He has remembered His mercy and His truth toward the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of the LORD Jehovah.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!